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By NAIFA-Texas on 3/21/24 10:21 AM


The Congressional Conference is a NAIFA members' best opportunity to experience the power of grassroots advocacy first-hand in our nation's capital. Attendees really do make a difference on behalf of their businesses, clients, and communities. Networking allows them to be inspired and share ideas with politically involved colleagues. Training, policy briefings, and expert speakers give them the knowledge and guidance they need to be effective advocates. Meetings with lawmakers allow NAIFA members to speak with a unified voice and forge meaningful relationships with people whose decisions impact the financial security of every American.

If you, as a NAIFA leader, are not registered to attend the Congressional Conference May 20-21, please sign up today. Also, be sure to spread the word. The more people who attend, the louder and more influential our voice. Let's represent NAIFA, NAIFA-Texas and our clients!

Register for Congressional Conference


Topics: Advocacy #NAIFAProud Federal Advocacy Grassroots Congressional Conference
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By NAIFA-Texas on 3/21/24 10:17 AM


NAIFA-Texas members, mark your calendars for April 11th at 11:00 AM Central (12 pm Eastern) for the Q2 State of NAIFA webinar. Learn about the latest on NAIFA’s progress, advocacy efforts, and how you can get the most out of your membership.

This 30-minute webinar will feature insights from Tom Cothron, NAIFA President, Kevin Mayeux, NAIFA CEO, and Diane Boyle, NAIFA SVP of Government Relations. They'll provide a comprehensive update on NAIFA's current position, our advocacy work, and  NAIFA programs aimed at supporting your professional development.

Attending is key to staying informed about the latest NAIFA initiatives and understanding how these efforts contribute to the financial services profession. If you're unable to join live, simply register for the event, and national will send you the recording to ensure you don’t miss out on this valuable webinar.

This webinar represents an important opportunity for all members to engage directly with NAIFA's leadership, to gain insights into our collective progress, and to see how together, we're shaping the future of our industry. 

The quarterly State of NAIFA reports demonstrate NAIFA's commitment to transparency. They are also a great way for leaders and members to stay abreast of everything going on with their association. The online event is open to anyone interested in NAIFA's success, so please invite members and nonmembers, alike.


Topics: Advocacy #NAIFAProud Leadership 2025 Strategic Plan
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Connect With Clients While You Help NAIFA Get Out the Vote

By NAIFA-Texas on 9/18/23 11:29 AM


NAIFA encourages all insurance and financial professionals to vote in local, state, and federal elections and to encourage others to follow their example. Approximately 63 million Americans who are eligible are not even registered to vote. Encouraging your colleagues, team, and clients to register is a great first step and a way to show your dedication to participating in the democratic process.

Topics: Advocacy #NAIFAProud Get Out the Vote
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NAIFA Congressional Conference

By NAIFA-Texas on 5/25/23 11:03 AM

NAIFA's Congressional Conference is its signature grassroots advocacy eventEach year, we list the names of attendees who pledge to advocate for their clients, communities, and country. 

Topics: Advocacy #NAIFAProud Grassroots Congressional Conference

Mark Your Calendars! Quarterly Lobbyist Update Returns Nov. 30th

By NAIFA-Texas on 10/20/21 2:11 PM

Our Quarterly Lobbyist Update (QLU) returns on Nov. 30th 2021! This exclusive member-only virtual event will break down this very eventful interim of special sessions, quorum breaks, redistricting, and more. NAIFA-Texas Lobbyist, Elizabeth Hadley, of Greenberg Traurig will be touching on these topics and answering your questions. Snag your FREE registration by clicking here!

Topics: Advocacy MembershipPays State Advocacy Federal Advocacy Texas Advocacy
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What Is Happening with Redistricting in Texas?

By NAIFA-Texas on 10/14/21 8:30 AM

The Texas Legislature has one week left in it's third special session. The item on the forefront: redistricting. Redistricting occurs every 10 years after the U.S. Census results are collected and certified. The U.S. Census measures how much the United States population has grown and changed based on various demographics. Then, state legislatures redraw district maps to reflect the census results. The 2020 census reflected that people of color fueled 95% of Texas' population growth.

Topics: Advocacy Government Relations Texas Advocacy
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TDI Proposes Rule for annuity forms

By Bianca Alonso NAIFA-Texas Government Relations Manager on 8/17/21 1:08 PM

On August 16th, the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) proposed a rule about the forms an agent must provide to a consumer before or when recommending or selling an annuity. Agents can use the hyperlink above to review the rule and submit comments before September 27, 2021. This rule falls in line with the Texas adoption of NAIC's Best Interest Standard (HB 1777). 

Topics: Advocacy State Advocacy
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#TxLege Special Session: Round II

By Bianca Alonso NAIFA-Texas Government Relations Manager on 8/12/21 1:13 PM

On Saturday, August 7th, the Texas Legislature gaveled in for the second special session of the interim. Texas Democrats broke quorum for the third time to deny the Texas House from passing any business, including the GOP high-priority elections bill. The issues on the Governor's call do not directly impact insurance agents or financial advisors. NAIFA-Texas does not foresee this changing. 

Topics: Advocacy State Advocacy
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The WISH Act-- What Is It?

By Bianca Alonso NAIFA-Texas Government Relations Manager on 7/14/21 5:17 PM

Rep. Tom Suozzi (D-NY) has filed H.R. 4289,  the "Well-Being Insurance for Seniors to be at Home (WISH) Act." The WISH Act would impose a 0.3% payroll tax on workers and 0.3% payroll tax on employers. The monthly benefit would start at $3,6000 and rise with inflation.

Topics: Certifications & Designations Advocacy Long-Term Care #NAIFAProud State Advocacy Federal Advocacy

Texas Department of Insurance Issues Bulletin

By Bianca Alonso NAIFA-Texas Government Relations Manager on 7/14/21 12:40 PM

The Texas Department of Insurance has issued a bulletin listing major changes to agent licensing provisions during the 87th Legislature. Those include:

Topics: Certifications & Designations Advocacy #NAIFAProud Legislation & Regulations State Advocacy